The historian tells you what happened.

     The novelist will tell you what it felt like.

                                        -E.L. Doctorow

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Line of Ascent


Alison Taylor-Brown


Line of AscentDr. Jake Keller is an ornithologist specializing in white storks. He’s also devoted to his hobby of climbing buildings. He combines these two passions to scale an early sixteenth-century church in Strasbourg where a pair of storks return yearly to a 500-year-old nest.

Through the ancient mythology of storks as “soul bringers,” Jake finds himself in the sixteenth century. He falls in love with the beautiful and intelligent Katharina Schultz, and to save her from a horrific death, he must change world history by preventing the wars and executions of the Protestant Reformation. But will the world Jake and Katharina create be a better one?

LINE OF ASCENT kept me completely enthralled from beginning to end. Alison Taylor-Brown is a natural storyteller who brings an intelligent and captivating voice to fiction. Her characters are so real and poignant and mesmerizing, the reader will hold onto them long after the story ends. Each chapter, each                                                     scene, each page is magical.

                                                                       – Diane Les Becquets Author, Nat’l Bestseller, Breaking Wild


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